Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima 'Snow Crystals')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 4 - 6 inches
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Needs specific temperature: 70 - 75 deg F
Days to germinate: 5 to 20 days
Depth to plant seed: surface sow
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Snow Crystals - happily taking over a 14 inch container

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Comments:
Posted by woofie (NE WA - Zone 5a) on Sep 21, 2011 12:54 PM

"Snow Crystals" has somewhat larger flowers and a tidier, more mounded growth habit than "Carpet of Snow."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Whoa, there is a container under there? by virginiarose Feb 13, 2014 1:42 PM 2
2013: Any wintersown sprouts yet? by kqcrna Sep 2, 2013 7:45 PM 271
seeds for new members by JonnaSudenius Oct 25, 2013 7:52 AM 97
Carpet of snow alyssum by Pippi21 Sep 1, 2012 8:28 PM 11
"Tough Plants of the Year" awards... by sheryl Jan 22, 2013 9:12 AM 145
Welcome To The Seeds Forum! by Onewish1 Jul 25, 2011 9:54 PM 34

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